Teeth straightening by Mail order

Clear Aligners by Mailorder? You might have heard of Smile Club Direct and other "online aligner" provider. These online providers offer "mail order" aligners to correct crooked teeth without the need to see a dentist. The only time the customer (not patient) will have some contact with the provider/company is when a 3 d scan...

Bone-grafting for Vegans/Vegetarians

Animal-free bone grafting at Atlantic Dental We have been using synthetic bone graft material for some time (beta-Tricalcium-Phosphate) but we had to use bovine collagene membranes as no synthetic alternatives existed.  However, in 2016 a french company introduced a synthetic membrane "Tisseos" and we were among the first to use the product.  The results are...

Bone grafting – what does it mean?

Bone Grafting - Biomaterials Confused by dental terminology? Your dentist told you that you need an implant (or some implants) and worse still, you need a "Bone-Graft". The lack of bone is often the result of an extraction of a tooth. The bone surrounding the missing tooth recedes (atrophy) after an extraction. The degree of...

Implant Treatment Failures and correction

Implant treatment failures and correction. Implant treatment in the "Aesthetic Zone" requires careful planning and consideration. Patients want a natural smile which includes a natural looking gum line. To achieve this it is important to place implants correctly and not to close together or too far forward.  This example shows an aesthetic failure. The implant...

Sunlight, Vitamin D and Gum disease

Sun exposure and Gum disease According to experts, moderate exposure to the sun is enough to maintain a sufficient level of Vitamin D in the body.  It is assumed, that sunbathing twice a week, without sunscreen, for 5-30min between 10 am and 3 pm is enough. There are differences between individuals due to skin pigmentation as well...

Implant in the molar area can be easy

Replacement of a molar tooth with a dental implant does not need to be invasive or expensive. If there is sufficient bone volume the procedure can be very quick. Implant in the molar area A single implant in the molar area can be placed without cutting the gum and without bone grafting IF the bone volume is...

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